There’s nothing more American than Short Track Racing, which means that there were plenty of big events and big stories from our Independence Day Weekend across the country.


To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.


1. McKennedy Stays Hot With Last Lap Pass at Monadnock

The 2016 season has become a year for great racing and thrilling finishes in the Valenti Modified Racing Series, and Saturday’s Firecracker 100 at Monadnock Speedway (NH) produced another thrilling finish. Jon McKennedy scored the win on a last lap pass to beat out Russ Hersey by 0.077 seconds at the line with sparks flying the in the air.

To check out Saturday’s Speed Central coverage, click here.


2. ‘Super Matt’ Flies Away From the Doctor at Utica-Rome

Fireworks capped off the night at Utica-Rome Speedway but the fireworks actually started early when the fierce battle between Matt Sheppard and Danny Johnson started on lap 30 of the main event.

To check out our Speed Central coverage, click here.


Justin Haley scored his second win of the season on Saturday. ( photo)

Justin Haley scored his second win of the season on Saturday. ( photo)

3. Haley Has Banner Day While Benjamin Breaks at Columbus

When the checkered flag waved on the final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race in the 71-year history of Ohio’s Columbus Motor Speedway, it was a 17-year-old left celebrating.  Justin Haley had the fastest car all day long, but needed a little luck at the end to grab his second win of the season.

For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Race Central Live coverage, click here.


4. Three Drivers Secure Provisionals for 43rd Oxford 250

Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Scott Farrington and Dalton Sargeant had a weight lifted off their shoulders on Sunday evening. The three drivers clinched guaranteed starting spots in the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 on Sunday, August 28 by finishing on the podium in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Non-Winner’s Race at Oxford Plains Speedway (ME).

To check out our Speed Central coverage, click here.



Pulliam celebrates his sixth South Boston 200 win. ( photo)

Pulliam celebrates his sixth South Boston 200 win. ( photo)

5. Speed Central: Pulliam Makes it a Half Dozen at SoBo 200

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion Lee Pulliam basically owns the South Boston Speedway, and he showed why again on Friday night with his sixth win in the South Boston 200.

To see the highlights of the race on the Speed51 Network, click here.


6. Bertuccio Dominates Caraway, but Seuss Celebrates

Andy Seuss will take a win any way he can get it and that was the case Friday at Caraway Speedway. Seuss was able to take the lead in the pits during the second caution of the race. Once he got the lead he was able to hold off a strong J.R. Bertuccio to score his first win of the season taking the Davis Roofing 150.

To watch the highlights from Friday’s race, click here.


David Rigan goes for a wild ride at Lancaster ( Canfield photo)

David Rigan goes for a wild ride at Lancaster ( Canfield photo)

7. Hossfeld Dominates, but Emerling and Scherer Duel for Ol’ Boy Cup

Chuck Hossfeld looked to have the Race of Champions Ol’ Boy Cup 60 on lockdown at Lancaster Speedway on Thursday night, but when the checkered flag waved Patrick Emerling was the one celebrating the win and Hossfeld was sitting in the infield wondering how it got away.

To purchase the replay of Thursday night’s Speed51 TV PPV, click here.


8. Smith Collects Second Straight SMRS Win at Wake County

John Smith grabbed the lead from Brandon Ward with 29 laps to go and led the rest of the way for his second consecutive Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Presented By PASS win in the Battle At The Bullring Saturday night at Wake County Speedway.


260 51 network ad9. Late Model Racers Steal the Night in PA Modified Country

Once a year, Northeast Pennsylvania’s Late Model heroes get the opportunity to headline the night of racing at Mahoning Valley Speedway.  The effort and preparation leading up to Saturday’s annual Pineapple 50 is something that the weekly competitors on the ¼-mile track put a great amount of importance in, and one racer set sail from his peers upon gaining the lead 15 laps in.


10. A Dirty Dozen in the Badlands for Outlaw Prince

Donny Schatz made it an even dozen wins on Sunday night as he battled forward from a fifth place starting position and powered past Joey Saldana at Badlands Motor Speedway to score his 12th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season.


-By Rob Blount, Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

Top 10: Short Track Racing Stories From the Weekend